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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
67 minutes | 10 days ago
HJRP2717 GMing, Clans, Horror
hjrp2717 Your Hosts: Stu, Jim Ryan, Stork Jim (otherdoc on Twitter) hosts RPG Actual Plays on Twitch. You can find his other projects at his webpage. In this Episode: Dave in DC sends an email about convention GMing and a question. Jo Lene asks about clans in Vampire vs Legend of the 5 Rings. And anonymous sends a horror story.
70 minutes | 25 days ago
HJRP2716 Dragon Eggs, Different Groups, Murder Hobos
hjrp2716 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Stork In this Episode: Jon writes in saying, “Help! I have the party a dragon egg. Now what!?” Ken R writes in about differing gaming groups. Jonas sends an email about being a murder hobo in moder settings.
54 minutes | a month ago
HJRP2715 Dice Rant and an Epically Long Email – Revised
hjrp2715 Your Hosts: Stu, Emily and Tappy In This Episode: Axel from the UK sends us a rant on dice, and Friar Gregg sends us an epically long email.
54 minutes | a month ago
HJRP2714 Intelligence, Command, Safety
hjrp2714 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Stork In This Episode: Axel writes in about intelligence as a stat. Andreas writes in about games with a command structure. And JoCrack chimes in on safety tools.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
HJRP2713 Remote Players,
hjrp2713 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill, Tyler, Stork In this Episode: Trenchworks writes in about playing a mixed in-person/remote game. Ben from Texas writes in about XP for failure. Jo Crack writes in about online dice rollers. And Jonas writes in about a game with is son.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
HJRP2712 Red Herrings, Commitment, Memories
hjrp2712 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: Steve in SoCal writes in about red herrings. Scott writes in about levels of commitments to gaming. And Erica Odd sends a bittersweet email.
69 minutes | 2 months ago
HJRP2711 Episodic Games, Animal Companions, Pick-up Game Phobia, Crunch
hjrp2711 Your Hosts: Stu, Claire, Clara, Stork In this Episode: Andrew writes in about episodic games with a background arc. Derk writes in about Animal Companions. Byron writes in about his Pick-up-Game phobia. Eric from New Jersey writes in about teaching a crunchy system with online gaming.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
HJRP2710 Free RPGs, Real World Settings, Horror
hjrp2710 Your Hosts: Stu, Bill and Tappy In this Episode: John from Iowa sends us a comment and counterpoint on free RPG content. Dale writes in about hometown gaming. And Eric from New Jersey sends us a horror story.
71 minutes | 3 months ago
HJRP2709 TPKs and PC Death, GM Appreciation, Safety Tools, Horror
hjrp2709 Your Host: Stu, Stork, Tyler, ProbieTim In this Episode: Ryan from Jacksonville writes in about a TPK and PC death. Mogen from Denmark writes in about GM appreciation, or the lack thereof. Axel from the UK asks about introducing safety tools to a group that is previously unaware of them. And then Ryan sends a GURPS-related horror story.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
HJRP2708 Intelligence is not a Stat, Published Adventures, Who Cares About Initiative?
hjrp2708 In this Episode: Joel from Missouri says that Intelligence is not a stat. Uri from On the shoulders of Dwarves defends published adventures. Toby from Atlanta asks why Initiative is a thing. Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Heavy Metal Jess, Kurt
60 minutes | 4 months ago
HJRP2707 Smart Players and Dumb Characters, Well Actually, Upsides of Virtual Gaming
hjrp2707 Your Hosts: Stu, Tyler, Stork In this Episode: Erica Odd writes in about smart players playing dumb characters and vice versa. Kairaku sends a well-actually for Stork. And Just Another Busy Drone asks for some upsides on virtual gaming. If you're interested in Stu's book go to stuvenable.com/mandeight01 for the Amazon page. If you want updates on his writing, go to stuvenable.com.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
HJRP2706 Influential Players, Questions, Fatigue
hjrp2706 In This Episode: Muddy Boots from New York would like to say thanks to someone who changed the way he plays. Polishogr8 sends us a plethora of questions. Dillon is worn down by a player switching PCs. Your hosts: Stu, Christopher Grey and Stork.
93 minutes | 4 months ago
HJRP2705 Character Advancement, Sandbox Troubles, Helplessness
hjrp2705 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: Niklas writes in about character advancement and what should drive it. GettyOwlMark is having sandbox troubles. And Rufus has a question about helplessness in gaming and life.
83 minutes | 4 months ago
HJRP2704 Peaceful Cities, Good and Evil, Horror
hjrp2704 Your Hosts: Stu, Moe, Christopher and Tappy In This Episode: Adam from Utah writes in about adventuring in a peaceful city. MRCJ sends an email about good and evil. And Muddyboots sends us a horror story. Since this recording, Stu's novel has gone live on Amazon for both Kindle and print-on-demand paperback.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
HJRP2703 Online Gaming, Challenging Topics, GMing Exercises
hjrp2703 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: Leatherneck writes in about lessons learned from online gaming. Moe asks about games that address challenging topics. Ben from Tejas sends us a GMing exercise.
64 minutes | 5 months ago
HJRP2702 Safety Tools, Familiars
hjrp2702 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In This Episode: My Friends Call Me Money writes in about safety tools. Alervant has a lot of unused RPG books. Muddyboots asks about familiars.
68 minutes | 5 months ago
HJRP2701 Game Prep, Maintaining Creativity, GM Confidence
hjrp2701 Your Hosts: Stu, Christopher, Bill, Stork In this Episode: Aaron writes in about online game prep. Kyle asks how GMs maintain their creative juices (apart from hydration)? Chad (or Greatwyrm) asks how to recover GM confidence after a trainwreck of a session.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
HJRP2620 Factions, Fantasy Races, Gaming ADD
hjrp2620 Your Hosts: Stu, Clara, Claire, Stork In This Episode: Andreas writes in about different PC factions. Graf writes in about world building with fantasy races. Andreas writes in about gaming ADD.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
HJRP2619 Time, Ideas to Campaigns, GMing Blind
hjrp2619 In this Episode: Ryan from Florida writes in about time. Kurt writes in about how he turned one random idea into a campaign. And Mike writes in about playing and GMing blind.
89 minutes | 6 months ago
HJRP2618 Prices, Preferences, Conventions, Adventures
hjrp2618 Your Hosts: Stu, Bill, Tomes, Tappy In this Episode: Andreas sends us some thoughts on game prices and PC preference. Joe Crack sends us his comments on GMing at conventions. And Jonas asks about pre-written adventures.
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